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As our understanding of the marine environment increases, so does our concern. Use these resource to keep informed on a growing science.
The most pressing issues for our oceans, seas, coastlines and estuaries include:
- native marine species and habitats under threat
- over fishing and illegal fishing practices
- activities on land polluting our marine environment
- activities at sea affecting the marine environment
- climate change affecting marine ecosystems, taonga (treasured) species and us.
We can increase our awareness of these issues to keep them in the political, social and economic spotlight.
Start with these resources
Marine identification guides and fact sheets
Useful information and resources on New Zealand's marine flora and invertebrate fauna.
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A Sustainable Coastlines initiative utilising citizen science, collects and analyses data on litter distribution.
New Zealand’s marine environment
The latest reports on the marine environment and related government initiatives.
State of our Gulf 2020
A report highlighting the pressures and successes in the Hauraki Gulf over the past 20 years.
Statistics about the marine environment from New Zealand’s Environmental Reporting Series.
Hauraki Gulf Marine Spatial Plan, a ground-breaking initiative to secure a healthy, productive and sustainable future.
Nonindigenous marine species of the Hauraki Gulf
Observations of non-indigenous marine species in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park.
Litter Intelligence - Sustainable Coastlines
We cannot improve what we do not measure. Litter Intelligence is a long-term programme led by Sustainable Coastlines that collects litter data, provides powerful insights about the problem, and inspires widespread action for solutions.